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Iraq's Jaafari talks politics with Kurds

ERBIL, Iraq, April 12 (UPI) -- Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari met with Kurdish officials to discuss a national partnership as alliances take shape for the next government.

Sadrists look for gains in new alliance

BAGHDAD, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Backers of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr said they would hold key government posts in the next Iraqi government should a new Shiite slate win in January elections.

Jaafari announces new coalition in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari unveiled a new Shiite bloc Monday, the Iraqi National Alliance, but the current premier stayed behind.

Growing Iraqi opposition to security pact

BAGHDAD, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said in Tehran the people of Iraq had voiced their opposition to the Washington security pact.

Iraqis voice opposition to security deal

BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and a slew of other lawmakers Friday condemned the long-term security deal reached with the United States.

Dawa Party renounces former Iraqi premier

BAGHDAD, June 6 (UPI) -- The Dawa Party of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Friday renounced former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari for seeking to establish a new political party.

Top Iraq leaders discuss future U.S. role

BAGHDAD, June 2 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim to discuss a U.S. security deal with Iraq amid rising tensions over the agreement.

Iraq Press Roundup

The Sunni Al Mashriq newspaper said Thursday in an editorial titled "The killing of 15 women" that the problem any militia in the world faces is that no matter how politically professional, organized and ideologically mature they are, they still might be accepted by one country and rejected by another.
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

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Iraqis call for talks on Basra

BAGHDAD, March 28 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Parliament speaker called for a session Friday to calm the recent violence in Basra and Baghdad as the U.S. military enters the fray.

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Rafsanjani attacks U.S.

TEHRAN, July 27 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani says the United States seeks to control the Middle East by actions such as eliminating Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Iraqi Prime Minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari (L), and Iranian Vice-President, Mohammad Reza Aref, listen to the national anthems, during an official welcoming ceremony for Jaafari at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran on July 16, 2005. .Al-Jaafari arrived in Iran on Saturday, the first in decades by a leader of Iraq. (UPI/Reza Madadi)

Ibrahim abd al-Karim Hamzah al-Ashaiqir al-Jaafari (Arabic: إبراهيم الأشيقر الجعفري‎; born 1947) is an Iraqi politician who was Prime Minister of Iraq in the Iraqi Transitional Government from 2005 to 2006, following the January 2005 election. He was previously one of the two Vice-Presidents of Iraq under the Iraqi Interim Government from 2004 to 2005, and he was the main spokesman for the Islamic Dawa Party. He was forced to withdraw his nomination for premiership for the permanent government because of accusations of weak leadership from United States President George W. Bush.

He was born Ibrahim al-Eshaiker (إبراهيم الأشيقر) in Karbala. He is a sayyid (descendant of Muhammad) and his great grandfather, Sayyid Mahdi bin Sayyid Ali bin Sayyid Baqir al-Ushaiqir, led the al-Ushaiqir revolt in Karbala in 1876 against the Ottoman Empire. The Al-Ushaiqir family originated from the city of al-Ushaiqir in what is now Saudi Arabia. Jaafari was educated at Mosul university as a medical doctor.

He joined the Islamic Dawa Party in 1968. Upon graduation from school in 1974 he worked actively for the party in Iraq which was trying to overthrow the Ba'athist secular government. He left for Iran in 1980 and became involved in the movement against Saddam Hussein there as part of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq where he represented the Islamic Dawa Party. He adopted the name al-Jaafari in exile to protect his family in Iraq from retribution by Saddam. He moved to London in 1989 where he became the al-Dawa spokesman in the UK and an important participant in the wider anti-Saddam movement. While in the UK he attended many Iraqi Events giving religious sermons.

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